Capacity building and services for the Australian food and agriculture system (Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Australia)

This chapter outlines the role of infrastructure capacity, skills and education in facilitating innovation in agri-food. It describes the governance of policies to improve rural infrastructure, outlines main regional programmes and reviews briefly the quality and coverage of rural services. It then discusses efforts to respond to skills demand from the agri-food sector through labour, immigration and education policy. It also reports on trends in education expenditure and outlines the performance of education system. Finally, it provides an overview of education levels in agricultural, and enrolment in agricultural programmes, outlining the gap between skills supply and demand in the sector.
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